418 posts • joined 9 Jun 2017
Q. Do pesticides get into the flesh of conventional fruits and vegetables like cantaloupe, apples and cucumbers?
A. Pesticides sprayed on fruits and vegetables accumulate on the outer peel or skin, but the skin does not form an impermeable barrier, and some pesticides are actually designed to be absorbed into the tissue of the fruit or vegetable to protect it from pests that penetrate the skin to suck out the liquid inside
I'lm not sure his buttocks is more dangerous than the pesticide residues splattered all over the fruit skin.
A loss prevention employee
" the Irish government decided on a policy of a friendly business environment and low corporation tax rate in order to attract multi-national HQs to boost their economy".
It's called 'fiscal dumping'.
"The system sucks, but go with it anyway because rigged elections is what we need".
Does this judge agree that elections are meaningless?
"there is simply no way the government has had time to consider all of those responses in their decision to endorse the bill this morning" = "we don't give a fuck about what people think and we'll screw them anyway"
Re: Feeling old yet?
" I'd occasionally still see DC-3s flying overhead, often on their way in to Stansted, in the early sixties."
I remember as a child seeing passing in the sky a B-17. They were used by the National Geographical Institute to map the country.. The sound was awesome.
Having traveled by train in UK, I could add:
Note to millenials: there is no reason, either theoretical or historical, to imagine that a privatized rail service would be any better.
SNCF is the reason why I bought my first car while being a student, not to have to depend weekly on these ugly bastards anymore. Any time I have by force to deal with them they find a way to make the experience unpleasant.
Regarding your tablet, Mr Dabbs made a slight mistake: he had to enroll the lanyard three or four times around the neck: It's part of the "Inquisition AR" app. Because nobody expects the Inquisition.
Fistfucking Consumers Conscientiously.
"We need to start shaming. Shame! Shame! Shame!"
Ashamed because not using IPv6? ROTFL!
Another guy leaving in a fantasy world.
Got a mail today:
The exposed database contained non-sensitive marketing records, such as name and email address, and in some instances IP addresses
WTF! These data are sensitive to me, and that's all that matters, they are my data FFS.
Opportunity and Spirit
... were two extraordinary systems which went far beyond all the expectations. Congrats to the designers, the makers, the operators who all made a fantastic job: what you did is really impressive.
Instead of Master / Slave
Would "Dom / sub" be more acceptable?
When they said...
" If only everything in life was as reliable as a Volkswagen", it was a lie?
What the fuss about Musk smoking a joint ? Are business people shocked because he doesn't sniff cocaine as they do?
The new US policies: threats, bullying and machismo - Mafia like.
Re: 'understand' does NOT mean 'agree with socialists'
"socialism ultimately fails because it runs out of "other people's money"
US debt is $21.3 trillion. $1.8 trillion is owned by China.
A bunch of physicists are still fired up over the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU) decision to demote Pluto
Pluto being a planet again seems to be an American preoccupation only, maybe because it was discovered by an American astronomer? Plutp's classification seems to be more a question of national pride than a physical consideration.
Welcome back Mr Dabbs, I was missing your weekly chronicle!
Did PIL make any other song? Even if that one is enough for perpetual (~= 50 years) celebrity.
I would suggest another hit from the 80s for your mixtape, a good fit for a gym session:
"We take security very seriously "
It's PR BS day, isn't it?
Mr Moore summed it up well: "There really are no words for such ineptitude"
"We take the protection of our customers’ data very seriously"
PR BS makes things look worse, by making people saying it look like buffoons without any credibility.
Festival of Hypocrisy
"social" media and politicians are so much entangled there is virtually no chance the latter will go against the former. All this is a show to make people happy, don't expect any real or important decision coming out of this circus
What a good idea! We could call it a "toolbar", couldn't we?
Outlook design sucks. As I already said, it was designed by a drunk monkey with a severe mental illness, it was meant to disorientate users and is very successful at it.
Once they have redesign the UI, it would be nice if basic functionalities as searching for a mail were finally working as expected by the users.
"from the relatively obscure SNMP ports 161 and 162"
SNMP, obscure? Muahahahaha
Is there any network supervision system not using SNMP?
"Skype and Outlook design director Peter Skillman" - There is a design director for Outlook? No kidding!
I thought the design was made by a drunk monkey with a severe mental illness.
"electric car charging points" as a criteria?
Does that mean this network is physically separated from the rest of the World?
California can prove that ISP money can’t defeat real people’s voices
It's a little bit soon to say so. Wait and see.
It's about time
even if plenty of plugins help to keep privacy, it's a good idea FF does it by default, for the many ill-IT-erates.
DNT was just a smokescreen, a ploy of the tracking industry to gain time during which they would continue to track. This time is over
'Opt-out' is a scam, only 'opt-in' protects privacy.
Re: Cost does not justifiy Value
it's not a choice between 30% or some other cut a different store will charge - it's a choice between 30% or no business.
It's still a choice, and there's another alternative, the one used by Epic.
Cost does not justifiy Value
what do Google do that justifies a 30% cut?
Why should this 30% cut be justified by something else than people being ready to pay that price?
The value of a service is what people are ready to pay for, it is unrelated to what the service costs to the provider. The link between cost and value is benefit, the higher the better for the provider.
If MS AI is as efficient as MS Office to produce HTML, one can expect bloated web servers and bad rendering with a browser other than Edge.
" intellectual property lawyers "
Aka "The Lizards".
Simply proving that some people fall for phishing attacks is an empty discovery because that much is known.
In IT circles maybe, but outside of them not that much.
At both sides of the organization, many CxO and many standard users are mostly untouched by information/education on phishing. Pwning them is not an empty discovery for them. Also, it's interesting for IT to have an estimation of the clicky-happy crowd.
Re: I'll never understand Americans and their fetish for guns
Does the US represent the end-point of civilisation or is it that civilisation has yet to reach it?
The US went directly from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Voting machines are nonsense
Every sane democracy should get rid of it. All these companies should be out of business, they are a threat rather than a solution.
Don't worry, it shouldn't last long.
What's the point, trying to break the BSOD World Record?
£92m on a feasibility study
That's money well spent.... ROTFL
Going straight from taxpayers' pockets to government's friends.
If someone says...
... " we'd like to reassure residents that we’re doing all we can to resolve the matter" , don't believe him/her.
Re: I don't get it.
Trump's contribution to anti-American feeling in the non-English speaking world is basically recognizing Israel's claim of Jerusalem as their capital.
A very narrow view.
You could add the withdrawal from Climate Agreement, the withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, the contempt shown towards US neighbors and allies, sometimes with insults, the NATO bashing, the start of commercial wars, the proximity shown with dictatorships and populist governments...
Republicans showed they were able to elect somebody more stupid than Bush. The challenge was great, but Republicans succeeded!
If FaceDeBouc closes 'fake news' pages
Why is the one of Faux News still there?
650 fake news pages down, 156 898 789 to go.
Do you prefer being burnt at stake or quartered?
Do you prefer to let your network vulnerable if you don't patch ASAP or putting it down with a faulty patch if you do?
Looks like IT is in the following situation: " If the stone falls on the pot, woe to the pot; if the pot falls on the stone, woe to the pot; in either case, woe to the pot"
"If it doesn't need to be connected, don't"
A sane attitude, at last! I thought the entire World went crazy about IoShit.
"to be interested in the companies’ services in a privacy protective way"
I was missing my daily cup of PR BS till I read this article.
Shake your pants, underlings!
Oh yes manipulate my big plug
What's the point to connect this (kind of) plug to the Net, except searching for problems?
Sympathy for the Devi... Recording Industry
"The dinosaurs will slowly die
And I do believe no one will cry
I'm just fucking glad I'm gonna be
There to watch the fall"
Now you can tell someone to literally go f--k themselves over the internet: Remote-control mock-cock patent dies
and this without connection.
It's amazing how States always lack money to help their population through Healthcare or Education but always find resources for their Armies.